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Why 1 in 5 German Moms Regret Parenthood

Many German women feel they have to choose between career and raising children and when they choose children, one in five feel regret. A recent study exposes just why Germany has one of the lowest birth rates in Europe and cites many...Show More Summary

Our National Parks Are in Trouble & Need Our Help

I imagined a National Park Service employee sitting at a metal desk in a one-room office somewhere in small-town South Dakota saying to no one, “F this. I’m going rogue, y’all.” And when Death Valley National Park tweeted yesterday about Japanese internment camps on the same day that Donald Trump used executive order to build […]

Want to adopt a furry friend? Let Zappos pay your adoption fee.

Sponsored by Zappos Friends, I usually don’t do sponsored content, but a partnership opportunity from a socially conscious brand that I’m a fan of came my way, and I was excited to get involved! As some of you know, I love me some animals. This year I took in a feral kitty, FatFace, and she has […]

My 2017 Resolutions by Theodore Roosevelt

(This is my first McSweeney’s rejection. Please enjoy! No, really. Please enjoy it.) —— My dearest 2017, Your predecessor was a challenging year for both me and my country, and I aim to put 2016 to bed like the bear I shot through the eyes on my last trek to the wildness of Wyoming. In […]

What I Learned Traveling 20,000 Miles of America

The bison of Yellowstone This year I’ve seen 20,000 beautiful, ugly miles of America. 13,500 from the window of a car. 6,500 from the window of a train. In 23 states I saw the endless cattle that feeds us The horses that serve us The bison that inspire us The birds that supply us our […]

To the Woman at the Diner, I Saw You

I saw you walk into the diner with your husband. Your back tired from years of living; your face pointed to the ground. I saw you walk into the diner and I thought to myself I don’t want to get old. I don’t want to sit across from my love and sit in silence because […]

Small businesses you should support this holiday season

I have a lot of friends and acquaintances that are crafty and creative, and I wanted to share their products with y’all so you may consider them for your holiday gift list! ——- For the Win Inc. If you dig patches, pop culture, horror films & mythological creatures, check out For the Win Inc. ($1.99-$4.99) […]

Last 2 Days: Lowest Price Ever, Freeze-Dried Cod Fillets

www.SAFECASTLE.com Don't delay... fresh-canned freeze-dried Cod Fillets are discounted to the max only thru Sunday, January 29. These delicious Atlantic Cod were freeze dried and canned just last month and they will be good for 25 years...Show More Summary

Why I Went to the Women’s March on Washington

I went to the Women’s March in DC last weekend! As I am sure you have read, the March made history! Why did I go?  For a number of reasons, but the two biggies: the current administration’s policy positions seriously stand to worsen climate change and have a devastating impact on women’s reproductive rights. Show More Summary

It's a Feel-Good Weekend, So Extra Discounts to Celebrate!

Woke up feeling pretty darn good this morning. When feeling like this, I like to try to be a blessing to others as best I can. So I pulled a few things together for you, valid till Jan. 30... -- The Freeze Dried Cod Fillets we've been promoting the last couple of weeks... Show More Summary

Women’s March on Washington: I’m There!

This is where I am today! If you are as well, or if you are at one of the 600+ marches around the world, please comment and let us know where you are! The post Women’s March on Washington: I’m There! appeared first on Laura Carroll.

Inauguration Day Optimism: Don't let that get you off your game!

Lots of enthusiasm. Lots of rage. What really needs to be said that you aren't cognizant of? By now, it's clear to all that the world remains a very dangerous place. Names, faces, policies, and strategies shift, but for those of us reading about it all and not making it happen... Show More Summary

2016 Book Reviews: 5 Nonfiction Favorites

Each year, the New York Times’ list of notable books of 2016 brings to mind some of my favorite books we reviewed here in 2016. Here are just five of my nonfiction favorites of 2016: 5 Nonfiction Favorites   Boy, did I devour My Life...Show More Summary

25-year Freeze-dried Pork Chops are Back! Up to 15% off

www.SAFECASTLE.com FRESH: January 2017 Production! - Up to 15% off! By the can or case... 25-year shelf life! Delicious? -- oh man, yes indeed. The availability of freeze-dried pork chops is ALWAYS a gate-busting, barn-burning event!If you don't have these yet in your larder, then don't delay any longer. Show More Summary

Learn More about Vincent Ciaccio, 2016 Childfree Man of the Year

The 2016 Childfree Man of the Year is a busy guy! At last, the folks at International Childfree Day recently did this Q&A with him: Can you tell us about the childfree study you conducted for your Master’s thesis? My childfree Master’s...Show More Summary

Freeze-dried Cod Fillets! 25-year shelf life!

www.SAFECASTLE.com These sell quickly when available--act now By the can or case... December 2016 production, 25-year shelf life. These cod fillets are amazing: tender, flaky, light and very tasty, and as fresh as the day they were flash...Show More Summary

Should Airplanes Offer Childfree Zones? (NJ.com)

When budget air carrier IndiGo announced it would now offer child-free Quiet Zones on its flights, many criticized the move as discriminatory towards kids. No U.S. carrier has made the change — but should they? Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, and Scoot Airlines have all added adults-only spaces on their flights. Show More Summary

Millennials & Wanting/Having Kids: Discussing the Numbers

Some new numbers from a Pew Research Center (PRC) FactTank article got me pondering. It states that “Millennial women (those born from 1981 to 1997) accounted for about eight-in-ten (82%) U.S. births in 2015.” Now that is a high percentage. Show More Summary

NukAlerts under $120! ... MH 14-day kits less than $220! ... + MORE SAVINGS!

www.SAFECASTLE.com Best price on NukAlert keychain radiation detectors... under $120 today!Big discount today on the hottest 30-year Mountain House product of the year--the 14-Day Emergency Food Supply... under $220!For these and more outstanding prepper deals on such things as Red Feather canned butter and Bega canned cheese, click here. Show More Summary

Happy New Year!

Wishing You an Amazing 2017! The post Happy New Year! appeared first on Laura Carroll.

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